When it comes to poker strategy you’ll find that most of the information you’ll find about table position focuses on early position strategy and late position strategy. Middle position strategy sort of gets left by the wayside, with players assuming that the best strategy is to play somewhere in between loose and tight. However, the fact is that the best middle position strategy is to play even more conservatively than you would if you were playing from the early position.
When you play from the early position you have the advantage of being first to bet and when you play from the late position you have the advantage of being last. When you sit in the middle you have neither of those advantages, at least until a number of other payers fold. Therefore, it is important to take a conservative approach.
However, it is important to note that if all of the players before you fold then you will become the early position player. The same goes for if all the players after you fold, you will become the late position player. When either of these things happen you should change your strategy respectively, playing early or late strategy, rather than middle strategy.
The more you practice and player poker the more familiar you will become with table position strategies. Playing free poker online can be a great way to practice. If you have the option to choose your seat then practice sitting in all different parts of the table. This is a great way to maximize your skills.